There are times I read things that I have to check the calendar and see if it is April 1st. Today, I saw such a story. When I realized that today is not the day for such trickery, I figured I had to pass it on so either of my visitors today would know what is coming.
Sunset Tan (E!, Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET) is a six-episode reality series of such superlative vapidity that it seems right on the edge of mutating into some toxic new breed of media experience.
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As Nick says, “Ka-ching!” The staff and ownership of Sunset Tan are highly stimulated by their proximity to celebrity-“I can’t believe Lisa gets to spray Britney Spears!”-despite the fact that one might expect to have just as many run-ins with the rich and famous at the In-N-Out Burger in Westwood. One extended and alarming brush with celebrity features the “olly girls,” Holly and Molly, who, with their two heads put together, are still, amazingly, the dumbest person on a staff. Holly and Molly doll themselves up and come into work, unpaid, on their day off, because a star is coming in. That star is Chris Kattan. To his credit, he’s disturbed by this behavior.
I debated on that second paragraph whether to put the Holly and Molly quote to emphasize the stupid or use the paragraph that includes “it could turn into an especially misogynistic deep-throat spectacle” in it. I chose the former, leaving you to read the article to find the latter. I will say, however, that the unused paragraph does not say what you might expect from that quote.
[tags]More on American stupidity, Heading deeper in the well of stupid[/tags]